A story that Daniel Scheinman, a senior vice president at Cisco Systems in San Jose, Calif., likes to tell illustrates the cultural divide between Hollywood and his Silicon Valley.
Will Ferrell who stars in "Good Cop, Baby Cop," a video on funnyordie.com, which received venture capital backing.
Last year he met with an affluent film producer who marveled at the extraordinary riches afforded to Google executives. Mr. Scheinman told him that most got wealthy accepting stock options instead of million-dollar salaries. When Mr. Scheinman asked whether the producer would ever accept equity instead of cash if they worked together, the moviemaker sniffed.
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